pappaushi (13) - - JAN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Kin Mugi has been a great success in Japan in terms of overall sales since it’s release. I find it a nice autumn/winter low malt standard. Good hop delivery and nice appearance when mugged. The head is short lived as with all low malt beers.
Not so good in the summer...has a bit of heaviness, in flavors and dryness. A great week end beer very affordable for autumn / winter.
melush (497) - SPAIN - MAY 15, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2014 Lata de 33 cl, adquirida en un Sunkus de Nagoya, Japon. Color dorado. Escaso sabor a malta, dulce, aguado. Mala Lager industrial.
GoufCustom (747) - HONG KONG - APR 27, 2014
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
350 ml can as “Suntory Rich Malt” bought at YATA in Grand Centry Place, Mong Kok.
Piss pale golden colour; One-quarter finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Near zero lacing and fizzy carbonation; Slightly pungent smell of thin malt, with sugar, unknown chemicals and notes of grass; Light sweet taste of thin malt, with soda water, very light grains, sweetener, faint lemon, chemical bitterness and notes of grass; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is very artificial and chemical beer-water, with super-thin maltyness, diet coke-like sweetness reminiscent of aspartame and some weird chemical taste. Bad… Hoppiness is grass notes in nose and taste. Bitterness is thin, fake and chemical, just teeth-melting aspartame finish; Wet after taste. Easy but weird to mouth.
Comments: Another poorly-made Happoshu-cum-beer water, and this one manages to bug me even more with lots of chemicals. I feel sorry for Japanese customers who have to put up with stuff like these. Awful!
czlowiekwiadro (179) - POLAND - APR 26, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
słodowy, lekko siarkowy zapach. kolor słomkowy, piana słaba. w smaku słodko, lekki fuzel.
ration (1922) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
150114. Can at lodge, Niseko, Japan. Pours clear golden with a frothy head. A wins some hay. Light palate. As typical as you can get.
seymour (1391) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2013
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Shared a tallboy can, blue with the English title "Rich Malt", thanks Carter for bringing it back for us to taste. Poured a clear yellow colour with weak white foam into a tulip glass. Watery but with the faintest graininess and hops resin. Pretty rough, especially as it warmed, but better overall than Yanjing Distinctive. Unpleasant oily aftertaste.
gregwilsonstl (1023) - Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Watery, very slight dry maltiness. I’m not digging this. Tastes like a really cheap. Thanks Carter.
petewhitley (323) - JAPAN - DEC 1, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
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biirusaikou (519) - - SEP 18, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cold piss smell... Overly sweet malt, then some dirty straw, unpleasant sour-sweet finish. A hangover superstar, not my cup of tea nor my pint of beer...
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 26, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sip from my mate’s. Thin and watery, with a bit of maltiness but not really, and some chemical tastes. Not much body to speak of. Maybe a touch of hops. Gross.
AndySnow (2806) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can. Golden colour with a white head. Yeasty malt aroma. Sharp yeast malt flavour.